How We're Funded

RAND is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization. Our research is sponsored by U.S. government agencies; U.S. state and local governments; non-U.S. governments, agencies, and ministries; international organizations; colleges and universities; foundations; professional associations; other nonprofit organizations; and industry.

In addition, we rely on philanthropic support to reach beyond the scope of client-sponsored work to tackle questions that may be too big, too complex, or too new for our clients to address.

Current clients can learn more about their projects from the relevant RAND business contacts.

Revenue*

$346M

Source Amount
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and related agencies $47.5M
Other federal agencies $11.7M
State and local government agencies $6.6M
Non-U.S. government agencies and international NGOs $15.1M
Universities $14.5M
Other nonprofit organizations $20.8M
Foundations $18.3M
Philanthropic contributions $15.4M
Private sector $4.9M
Other $0.3M
U.S. Department of Homeland Security $36.3M
U.S. Air Force $48.5M
U.S. Army $39.0M
Office of the U.S. Secretary of Defense and other national security agencies $67.0M

*FY2021, net of subcontracts and RAND-initiated research

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Clients

Note: For more information about the grantor of a particular RAND document or publication, please reference the document's copyright page. RAND also conducts independent research on highly relevant and/or underfunded topics of benefit to the public good.

U.S. Government

  • Administrative Office of the United States Courts
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
  • Department of Commerce
    • National Institute of Standards and Technology
    • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Department of Defense
    • Defense Centers of Excellence
    • Defense Health Agency
    • Defense Security Cooperation Agency
    • Defense Threat Reduction Agency
    • Department of the Air Force
      • Space Security and Defense Program
    • Department of the Army
    • Department of the Navy
      • Marine Corps
    • Joint Staff
    • Missile Defense Agency
    • Office of the Secretary of Defense
      • Office of the Director, Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation
      • Office of Net Assessment
      • Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment
      • Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness
      • Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
      • Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering
        • Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
    • Unified Combatant Commands
  • Department of Education
    • Institute of Education Sciences
  • Department of Health and Human Services
    • Administration for Children and Families
    • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
    • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
    • Health Resources and Services Administration
    • National Institutes of Health
      • Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
      • National Cancer Institute
      • National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
      • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
      • National Institute on Aging
      • National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
      • National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
      • National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
      • National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
      • National Institute on Drug Abuse
      • National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
      • National Institute of Mental Health
      • National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
      • National Institute of Nursing Research
  • Department of Homeland Security
    • Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office
    • Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
    • DHS Headquarters
    • Federal Emergency Management Agency
    • Management Directorate
    • Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
    • Science and Technology Directorate
    • U.S. Coast Guard
    • U.S. Customs and Border Protection
    • U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
    • U.S. Secret Service
  • Department of Justice
    • COPS Office (Office of Community Oriented Policing Services)
    • National Institute of Justice
  • Department of State
    • Bureau of Counterterrorism
    • Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation
    • Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration
    • Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs
  • Department of Transportation
    • Federal Highway Administration
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • National Science Foundation
  • Office of the Director of National Intelligence
    • Intelligence Community
  • Performance Accountability Council
  • Western Hemisphere Drug Policy Commission

U.S. State and Local Governments

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
    • Clean Energy Center
  • Commonwealth of Virginia
    • Virginia Department of Emergency Management
    • Virginia Department of Health
  • State of Arizona
    • Pima County
  • State of California
    • Board of State and Community Corrections
    • California Energy Commission
    • CalPERS
    • Government Operations Agency
    • Governor's Office of Emergency Services
    • Los Angeles County
      • City of Los Angeles Mayor's Office
      • City of Santa Monica
      • First 5 LA
      • Probation Department
    • Southern California Association of Governments
    • Westlands Water District
  • State of Colorado
    • Denver Water
    • Department of Natural Resources
      • Colorado Water Conservation Board
  • State of Delaware
  • State of Louisiana
    • Department of Education
  • State of Michigan
    • Detroit Public Schools Community District
  • State of New York
    • Department of Health
    • District Attorney of New York County
  • State of North Carolina
    • City of Charlotte
  • State of Oregon
    • Multnomah County Health Department

Non-U.S. Governments, Agencies, and Ministries

  • Commonwealth of Australia
    • Department of Defence
    • Department of Finance
    • Department of Home Affairs
  • European Union
    • European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    • European Commission
      • Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion
      • Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety
      • Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers
      • Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs
      • Directorate-General for Research and Innovation
      • Directorate-General for Trade
    • European Institute for Gender Equality
  • Government of Canada
    • Public Services and Procurement Canada
  • Government of Japan
    • Ministry of Defense
      • Acquisition, Technology & Logistics Agency
  • Government of Norway
    • The Research Council of Norway
  • Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • The Netherlands
    • Research and Documentation Centre
  • Republic of China
    • Taipei Economic and Cultural Office
  • Republic of Korea
    • Korean Consulate General in Los Angeles
  • United Arab Emirates
    • Government of Abu Dhabi
      • Abu Dhabi Early Childhood Authority
  • United Kingdom
    • Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
    • Department of Health and Social Care
    • Department for Transport
      • HS2
    • Development, Concepts, and Doctrine Centre
    • Home Office
    • Ministry of Defence
    • National Institute for Health Research

International Organizations

  • NATO
  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  • Sasakawa Peace Foundation
  • United Nations Development Programme
  • World Bank

Colleges and Universities

  • Boston University
  • Brandeis University
  • Brown University
  • California State University, Dominguez Hills
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Columbia University
    • Columbia University Medical Center
  • Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
  • Georgetown University
  • Harvard University
    • President and Fellows of Harvard College
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Kennesaw State University
  • Makerere University School of Public Health
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Mbarara University of Science and Technology
  • Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (Tecnológico de Monterrey)
  • NC Community Colleges
  • The New School
  • New York University
  • Northwestern University
  • Oregon Health & Science University
  • Oregon State University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Santa Fe Community College
  • Seattle Colleges
  • Singapore Management University
  • SOAS University of London
  • Stanford University
  • Tufts University
  • Tulane University
  • Universitätsklinikum Ulm
  • University of Arkansas
  • University of Auckland
  • University of Botswana
  • University of California
    • Board of Regents
    • University of California, Berkeley
    • University of California, Davis
    • University of California, Irvine
    • University of California, Los Angeles
    • University of California, San Diego
    • University of California, San Francisco
  • University of Canterbury
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Gothenburg
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Massachusetts
    • UMass Boston
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Minnesota
  • The University of Newcastle, Australia
  • The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • The University of Oklahoma
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Southern California
  • The University of Texas
    • The University of Texas at Austin
    • The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
    • The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
    • UT Southwestern
  • The University of Utah
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Washington
  • University of Wisconsin System
  • Utica College
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • West Virginia University
  • Western Michigan University

Foundations

  • Benevolentia Foundation
  • BHP Foundation
  • George W. Bush Foundation
  • Una Chapman Cox Foundation
  • Education Endowment Foundation
  • Greater Rochester Health Foundation
  • The Health Foundation
  • PhRMA Foundation
  • Propel Schools Foundation
  • United Nations Foundation

Professional Associations

  • AAA-ICDR Foundation
  • American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • American Medical Association
  • Integrated Healthcare Association
  • National Governors Association

Other Nonprofit Organizations

  • AARP
  • AccessCircles
  • Allegheny Health Network
  • Altarum
  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • American Enterprise Institute
  • American Institutes for Research
  • Ascendium Education Group
  • Association of Public Health Laboratories
  • BellXcel
  • Boston Medical Center
  • Brilliant Corners
  • George W. Bush Institute
  • California Mental Health Services Authority
  • CASEL
  • Cedars-Sinai
  • Central Indiana Corporate Partnership
  • CGR
  • Chesapeake Bay Trust
  • CNA
  • Common Sense Media
  • The Council of State Governments
  • The County Behavioral Health Directors Association of California
  • Dog Tag Inc.
  • Economic Mobility Corporation
  • Ednovate
  • Education Northwest
  • Equitas Academy
  • Excela Health
  • Foundation for California Community Colleges
  • Health Care Service Corporation
  • The Hebrew Home at Riverdale
  • Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute
  • Huntington Study Group
  • Industrial Technology Research Institute
  • Institute for National Defense and Security Research
  • Innovation and Value Initiative
  • Inter-American Development Bank
  • International Centre for Dispute Resolution
  • JIR PFS (“Just-in-Reach” Pay for Success)
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Leading Educators
  • Lewy Body Dementia Association
  • Local Initiatives Support Corporation
  • Magee-Womens Research Institute
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City
  • MDRC
  • Medical Device Innovation Consortium
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • The Mind Research Network
  • The MITRE Corporation
  • National Academy of Education
  • National Academy of Sciences
  • National Bureau of Economic Research
  • National Committee for Quality Assurance
  • National Education Association
  • New Levant Initiative
  • Pathfinder International
  • Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
  • PCAOB (Public Company Accounting Oversight Board)
  • Purchaser Business Group on Health
  • Research Foundation of the State University of New York
  • RTI International
  • San Diego State University Research Foundation
  • Sitka Sound Science Center
  • Teach for All
  • The Tides Center
  • TNTP
  • United Way of Greater Los Angeles
  • Urban Institute
  • Visit California
  • The Volcker Alliance
  • The Water Institute of the Gulf
  • WestEd
  • Westmoreland Intermediate Unit
  • Wounded Warrior Project
  • Yale New Haven Health
  • YPO
  • Zearn
  • ZEW–Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research

Industry

  • 2M Research
  • Abt Associates
  • Amicus Solar
  • The Asan Institute for Policy Studies
  • BiasSync
  • Black & Veatch
  • Chevron Corporation
  • codeSpark
  • Dakota Consulting Inc.
  • DynamiCare Health
  • ExactCare
  • Ferring Pharmaceuticals
  • Google
  • Health Services Advisory Group
  • Hello Heart
  • Hoogalit
  • IBM Watson Health
  • International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations
  • Kidney Disease Program of Glendale
  • LimnoTech
  • Livongo
  • Lyft
  • Mathematica Policy Research
  • Metropolitan Group
  • Mitsubishi Research Institute
  • Mizuho Information & Research Institute
  • MPG Consulting
  • Muzology
  • Otsuka
  • Policy Research Associates
  • The Policy & Research Group
  • Rose Li & Associates
  • Rotem Strategy
  • Schell Games
  • Southern California Edison
  • Topos Partnership
  • Transport for the North
  • Uber Advanced Technologies Group
  • VELUX
  • Vertex Evaluation & Research
  • WayBetter
  • Westat
  • Yale New Haven Health

Note: These clients commissioned one or more projects that were active in 2021 and that totaled at least $100,000.

Updated April 11, 2022